#### Comparing Singapore Texts

## Primary Mathematics vs. Math in Focus

One of the most Frequently Asked Questions I get is, "What's the difference between Primary Mathematics and Math in Focus?" (It usually comes right after "Wait, there's more than one version of Singapore Math?") Primary Mathematics and Math in Focus are the two principle textbook options for schools considering the Singapore Math® program. Primary Mathematics was the first series to be widely distributed in North America by Singapore Math Inc.® (beginning in 1998). As early adopting schools … [Keep Reading]

#### Latest Singapore Math® News

## New Singapore Math® iPad apps

With new apps being added to Apple’s iTunes store all the time, I’m always on the lookout for ones that advertise themselves with the term “Singapore Math”. Listed below are some recent additions. I paid for and personally played with all of these in order to offer my candid assessment of each. You can find these and more Singapore Math-related apps on the Singapore Math® iPad Apps page, which … [Keep Reading...]

## Save the Date! Singapore Mathematics Fall 2014 Seminars

Here are the just-released Fall 2014 dates for my BER seminars “How to Use the Best Strategies from Singapore Mathematics to Strengthen your Math Instruction” and “Boost Students’ Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing” "Boost Students' Math Problem Solving Skills Using Singapore Model Drawing" (BER) Nov. 3 - Burlington, VT Nov. 4 - Manchester, NH Nov. 5 - Boston, … [Keep Reading...]

#### Making Math Masters

My students love math class. In fact, many will tell you math is their favorite subject. Why? They’ll tell you it’s because Singapore math is fun. I’d say it’s because once they understand how math works, they become confident in their abilities. So what exactly is Singapore math? Wait, math from Singapore? Isn’t that … [Keep Reading...]

#### Singapore Math® iPad Apps

[Updated July 2014] As a math-lover and techie, I bought an iPad immediately after its release and eagerly set about filling it to capacity with tools that might help students master number sense. My iPad has hundreds of math apps; some free, but many that I've paid up to $9.99 to download. AT BER's Math Conferences, I present a session … [Keep Reading...]

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## Seattle School Board rejects enVision Math, adopts Math in Focus

At its June 4, 2014 meeting, the Seattle School Board voted 4-3 to adopt Math in Focus as its math curriculum for K-5 schools starting in the 2014-2015 school year. Math in Focus is adapted from … [Keep Reading...]

## Singapore Maths Coming to Australia!

In a series of recent stories, The Australian newspaper highlights the success of Singapore's students on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam and describes the value of its … [Keep Reading...]

## Pre-orders open for Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition

As I previewed last week, the new Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition is now available for 2014-2015 school year. Primary Mathematics Common Core Edition maintains the proven Singapore approach … [Keep Reading...]

## Singapore Math® News and Views

The Singapore Math® program recently has been in the news in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Several articles focus on the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment … [Keep Reading...]

## Singapore Math Common Core Edition debuts at NCTM Conference

I've just returned from an invigorating week at the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conferences in New Orleans. Expect some … [Keep Reading...]

#### Giving Thanks

In each of the past few years, I've taken some time to reflect on the wonderful opportunities I've experienced during the preceding 12 months (Here are Giving Thanks reflections from 2012 and … [Keep Reading...]

This Thanksgiving, as is my custom, I’m again taking time to reflect on the amazing experiences that I have enjoyed over the past 12 months. It is so gratifying to have the opportunity to champion … [Keep Reading...]